Health Informatics with Data Science
University of Leeds
Key Course Facts
Healthcare demand currently exceeds supply worldwide and there’s a need for radical and innovative IT solutions. That’s why health providers and leading multinationals are investing massively in technology, and demand for qualified health informatics and data sciences is high.
To prepare you for these unique challenges ahead, at Leeds you’ll:
• explore a new and innovative approach to Health informatics, statistics and computer science that focuses on patient benefit and sophisticated, high quality healthcare. • address human and technical challenges in healthcare. • develop your knowledge of fundamental statistical, social, and governance concepts • study a multidisciplinary approach to Health Informatics with a social science perspective as well as health economics and behavioural sciences.
Through years of teaching and research, we’ve developed a strong national and international reputation in Health Informatics. Our staff are actively engaged in delivering education and skills, and are involved in a variety of ongoing research projects to improve and redesign NHS services to better serve patients. Developing research capacity in health informatics and data science is a priority area for the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and staff contribute expertise to the NIHR Academy’s Research Methods Incubator. With us, you will be actively involved in listening to, and informing, the informatics and data science agenda for health.
You will benefit from our location too. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest UK hospital trust and Leeds. Leeds is also the headquarters for many Department of Health organisations, including NHS Digital and NHS England, who have historically provided guest speakers to the course. Leeds is also home to a thriving digital economy, including leading healthcare technology providers TPP (SystmOne) and EMIS.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||with no less than 6.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing|
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First degree in a relevant subject e.g. Social Sciences, STEMM, Nursing (or equivalent) 2:1 OR previous work experience (minimum 2 years) of handling and/or analysing data. This is an academically rigorous course. Applicants with other qualifications may be accepted if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience. Contact the admissions office if you are unsure of your eligibility. This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree (or international equivalent) and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the Admissions Team. Students whose 1st language is not English, should have an IELTS 7 overall, with no less than 6.5 in each component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Leeds in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a government funded research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The main campus is situated approximately one mile north of Leeds city centre, and is also close to the popular student neighbourhoods of Hyde Park, Woodhouse, and Headingley.
Student composition of University of Leeds
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
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